January Food Holidays and National Oatmeal Month

  • 28 Days of Different Ways to Eat Oatmeal
  • Honey Flaxseed Oatmeal for Day 2 and All the Oat Terms You Need to Know
  • How to Cook Perfect Steel Cut Oats
  • How to Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats
  • Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal and the Fountain of Youth
  • Food Pairs That Are Power Couples
  • How to Cook Steel Cut Oats in Rice Cooker
  • Maple Pumpkin Pecan and Maybe Bourbon Oatmeal
  • Stewed Prunes on Steel Cut Oats
  • Papaya for Inner and Outer Beauty
  • How to Cook Steel Cut Oats in the Microwave
  • Chia Seeds and the Best Method for Cooking Steel Cut Oats
  • Ginger Poached Pears
  • Tuna Eggs and Soy Sauce
  • All Almond for National Almond Day
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal
  • Mushroom Risotto with Oats Ris Oat O
  • Easiest Hollandaise Sauce Made in Blender
  • Spinach Shiitake Mushroom and Chicken Curry on Oats
  • How to Roast Butternut Squash
  • Nacho Savory Oatmeal
  • EVOO Oatmeal
  • How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette
  • Kimchi Fried Rice Savory Oatmeal
  • Red Beans and Rice with Oats
  • Oats with Hummus and Green Olives
  • Savory Oatmeal Chazuke with Salmon and Avocado
  • January Food Holidays Calendar

[click on each individual image! it will link you to the detail/recipe page!]

We know.

The LAST thing you want to see halfway through International Cleanse/Diet/Detox/Workout/New Year/New You Month is an entire calendar celebrating FOOD.

However, this is TasteSpotting, and our life’s philosophy is to Live-it, rather than die-it. We recognize that there are days like National Cream Puff Day (January 2), Chocolate Covered Cherries Day (January 3), and Chocolate Cake Day (January 27) in January, we’re also celebrating the fact that the first 31 days of the new year are also National Oatmeal Month.

Oatmeal, my TasteSpotting friends, is both awesomely comforting AND definitely part of any January gentle cleanse, so we’re sharing the 28 not-so-usual recipes we did for the Oatmeal Project (click on any of the images of above to see the recipe), and are encouraging you to check out the January’s Food Holiday calendar without guilt!

Happy Eating to you, and Live-it!

We’re organized the food “holidays” in a google calendar that you can add to your own. They’re also all typed out in an easy to copy+paste list below.

Celebrate the Entire Month Because January is…

  • National Bread Machine Baking Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Meat Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Prume Breakfast Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month

January Food Holidays and Other Commemorative Days

  • January 1: New Year’s Day (pretty much, we celebrate Hangover Helpers)
  • January 1: Apple Gifting Day
  • January 1: Bloody Mary Day
  • January 2: Buffet Day
  • January 2: Cream Puff Day
  • January 3: Chocolate Covered Cherries Day
  • January 4: Spaghetti Day
  • January 5: Whipped Cream Day
  • January 6: Beans Day
  • January 6: Shortbread Day
  • January 7: Tempura Day
  • January 8: English Toffee Day
  • January 9: Apricot Day
  • January 10: Bittersweet ChocolateDay
  • January 11: Hot Toddy Day
  • January 11: Milk Day
  • January 12: Curried Chicken Day
  • January 12: Marzipan Day
  • January 13: Peach Melba Day
  • January 14: Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • January 15: Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • January 16: Fig Newtown Day
  • January 16: Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • January 17: Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • January 18: Peking Duck Day
  • January 19: Popcorn Day
  • January 20: Buttercrunch Day
  • January 20: Cheese Lovers’ Day
  • January 20: Coffee Break Day
  • January 20: Granola Bar Day
  • January 21: New England Clam Chowder Day
  • January 22: Blondies (Blonde Brownies) Day
  • January 23: Rhubarb Pie Day
  • January 24: Peanut Butter Day
  • January 25: Irish Coffee Day
  • January 26: Peanut Brittle Day
  • January 26: Pistachio Day
  • January 27: Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 28: Blueberry Pancakes Day
  • January 29: Corn Chips Day
  • January 30: Croissant Day
  • January 31: Brandy Alexander Day

p.s. Want to plan ahead? Here are the rest of the year’s food holidays, by month:
January Food Holidays
February Food Holidays
March Food Holidays
April Food Holidays
May Food Holidays
June Food Holidays
July Food Holidays
August Food Holidays
September Food Holidays
October Food Holidays
November Food Holidays
December Food Holidays – oops! we haven’t done this one yet!

by Sarah J. Gim on January 20, 2013 · 1 comment

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Dawn January 28, 2013 at 4:35 am

What an awesome list you’ve put together. Can’t wait to see the list for December.


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